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Child Welfare

Nebraska turned to out-sourcing many of the functions of the state child welfare agency to gain stability, cut costs and return more children to their parents.  Twenty months after the reforms, Martha Stoddard of the Omaha World-Herald examines the not-so-rosy results.

Former foster care children who work summers on Capitol Hill are now being assisted by one of their own, former foster child Lindsay Ellenbogen and now Capitol Hill aide. Sarah Khan of The Washington Post profiles the program.

After the state of Florida rejects $52 million in federal funds for child abuse prevention, Tampa Bay’s WTSP-TV reports that no one in state government wants to take responsibility for the decision.


USA Today’s Andy Gardiner reports that worries about possible cuts in Pell grants have spread to college sports. Low-income athletes often depend on the grants.


The student member of the Montgomery County (Md.) Board of Education writes in an opinion piece in The Washington Post that a proposed juvenile curfew would cause “irreparable damage” to police-community relations.